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dc.contributor.author Andersson, Torbjörn
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-19T08:53:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-19T08:53:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation 398-417 en
dc.identifier.issn 1466-0970 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8829
dc.description.abstract The essay deals with the history of immigration teams in Sweden, from the post-war period until today and with the case of the successful Assyrian football club, Assyriska FF. The analysis of national newspapers shows that matches with the immigrant teams immediately became controversial. The early teams of South European background played in the lower divisions. They were referred to as hot-tempered 'foreign teams', and they made the headlines because the players and their supporters often got involved in fights on and off the field. These problems have decreased in the last ten years. One immigrant team, Assyriska FF from Sdertlje, reached the Premier League in 2005. Despite this achievement, the team lacks support from the majority of the people in Sdertlje. For the Assyrian-Syrian population the feeling is completely different as the team has helped them to become the most integrated group in Södertälje.
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group en
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en
dc.title Immigrant teams in Sweden and the case of Assyriska FF en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. School of Teacher Education en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14660970902771456
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Soccer & Society;3-4 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 10 en
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